Xcaret Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Xcaret Things to Do

  • History

    Xcaret is a mixed park, with a little of almost everything to suit all tastes. Being mainly an amusement park, nature prevails and history is also present with some historic basic remains. At least by the time we were there, because they were still excavating...

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  • Swim with the dolphins

    It's expensive, but if you don't book early in the morning, forget it. The experience of swimming with the dolphins in a large pool is reserved only for a few visitors, but everybody may watch it. And what a show!

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  • Kids

    Xcaret was a paradise for the kids - excellent to swim, the many attractions well integrated with Nature, were a never ending motif for constant discoveries and enthusiasm. The day is short, in Xcaret!

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  • Swim

    Xcaret is not exactly a good beach, but it is a wonderful place to swim. Protected and safe, it seems a natural pool surrounded by history and amusement.

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  • Swimming with dolphins or dolphins and...

    I was at Xcaret last week, and definitly it became one of my favorite places to go to. I found out that there is this new attraction, and is one of a kind in the world. Xcaret has the largest breed of dolphins in the world, in fact all the money earned from photos and videos of your experience while swimming with dolphins goes to the preservation...

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  • Swimming with dolphins or dolphins and...

    I was at Xcaret last week, and definitly it became one of my favorite places to go to. I found out that there is this new attraction, and is one of a kind in the world. Xcaret has the largest breed of dolphins in the world, in fact all the money earned from photos and videos of your experience while swimming with dolphins goes to the preservation...

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  • The reason for the Mayan riviera

    This park is like no amusement park I've ever been to. It's crammed full of things you'll have never witnessed before unless perhaps you live around here. It's like a zoo only you can really get in there and be part of the animals day. Whether they want you to be, I think probably not. Nevertheless you do feel like you're in the middle of the...

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  • Night show

    A spectacular gala performance every evening reminding to Mexico´s golden years and the ancient Mayan ages, a colorful fair, a drama of the pre-hispanic ballgame and ball of fire.

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  • A memory you will take with you forever.

    Dolphin swim program Experience the magical sensation of swimming with dolphins in paradise! Xcaret gives you the chance swim with the most intelligent and charismatic species in the ocean, dolphin. Play, learn and interact with our fascinating and friendly bottlenose dolphins that truly enjoy human company. During the dolphin swim program at...

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  • Snorkel Under Mayan Ruins

    An underground river that is open for snorkeling. Quite exciting to be underneath ruins that are thousands of years old.

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  • Xcaret park

    a really nice place with many animals, flowers, butterflys,... you can swim into an underground river, swim with the dolphins ($$).Check for all the shows during the day on the site. The pre-hispanic dances where very impressive.The night show is a must see!

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  • Spanish Conquer Show

    At the Park you could also see a Pelota's game show and a recreation of the Spanish Conquer.The history show us, the peple from Spain, that we were the bad guys at this time.

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  • The Mayan Ball Game Arena…

    The game is like soccer game with that different that they hit the ball with all parts of the body, except hands and feet’s. The goal is in this case a ring. The ball has to be played through that ring to make a point…

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  • The Mayan Ball Game Arena…

    Before the evening show starts, we went for an early visit to the Mayan Ball Game Arena. It is here the evening show starts…

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  • Swim with the dolphins…

    Swimming with the dolphins is an unforgettable experience well worth to sharing with these mystical creatures…

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  • The beaches of Xcaret…

    After a morning and afternoon walking, it is time for a swim in one of the beaches of Xcaret…

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  • The Panpantla Flyers…

    Something we missed on our trip here was to watch the Panpantla Flyers. There are a few shows a day from it. Nevertheless, we went every time to late. I feel really sorry for that, but I hope to go back and visit the park again. The Panpantla Flyers from the state of Veracruz perform an ancient Totoanac ritual, dedicated to the sun or the spring...

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  • The theatre…

    Another view on the theatre, and if you look behind the stage, you can see a piece of the underwater cave. If you swim trough the underwater rivers you pass this theatre as well…

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Xcaret Restaurants

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    by Ronald_T Written Jun 12, 2003


    You will find some cheap, some more expensive food all over the park. The best place to eat in the park is by the beach. Sitting nice outside under a reed roof with life music you will enjoy this fine atmosphere. My favourite dish there was seafood. Something I like everywhere.
    At the entrance is also a big restaurant, but inside. Maybe an idea when it is raining.
    Of course you find a Mc Donald’s here as well. As providers from junk food I don’t think there is a place on earth where they are not well represented. But at least, it is cheap...

    Reed roof teraces...

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Xcaret Nightlife

  • The evening show…

    Finally, accompanied by the frantic beating of pre-Hispanic drums we arrived in the open-air theatre and into a kaleidoscopic display of folklore that makes feel you the essence of Mexico down to your bones.If you’re there, don’t miss the show!

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  • The evening show…

    And believe me; those drums are so noisy that you have a chance for a big headache…

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  • The evening show…

    After the Mayan Village the whole show is running smoothly over in the Pre-Hispanic drums…

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  • The evening show…

    A flame, passed hand-to-hand in the Mayan Village, illuminating a New Fire ceremony that captivates onlookers…

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  • The evening show…

    Later you travel through the underworld, a magical place of eerie candlelit caves filled with the scented fumes of burning copal incense…

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  • The evening show…

    The nightfall transforms everything in Xcaret. Jungle, water and adventure become mysticism, tradition legends and history in a fascinating voyage through time. The night in Xcaret begins with the ball game. This life show is one of the most important religious-athletic events of the Mayan culture. Alas, by choosing the wrong movie roll for the...

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Xcaret Transportation

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    by violette_ca Updated Feb 21, 2007

    To go shopping at Playa del Carmen, it's only 10$ USD. It's better to leave the hotel around 16:00 because it's not too hot. The 5th Avenue you'll find many stores to make bargain. Don't be shy to bargain, mexicans like it.

    street near 5thAvenue
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Xcaret Tourist Traps

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    by solopes Updated Jan 6, 2014

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    One of the many optional activities in Xcaret is a swim in the underground rivers. Well, don't waste your time in that. You will wear a life jacket, dive, and follow the other in a dark and narrow water line, pushing and pulling the people around you.

    There's nothing to see, and some criterious openings in the way provide light enough to soften the adventure.

    Na! I would rather stay in daylight, but, with kids... couldn't escape.

    Xcaret
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Arts and Culture

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Xcaret Off The Beaten Path

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    by violette_ca Updated Feb 22, 2007

    It's the place for snokel, swim with dolphin, walk in the jungle, etc. You must stay ther all day long.

    the river
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